Do you want to learn how to connect and communicate better in your relationships? Dr. Kim Swales and rotating guests will discuss parenting, marriage, dating, friendship, family, relationships and self-growth in this podcast about connecting better in life. Episodes will include the latest research, real-life stories, listener questions and practical tips that will help you create and maintain happier and healthier connections. Tune in each Thursday for a new episode.
Episode 38: A Conversation about Fatherhood with Michael Kennedy
Kim talks to her childhood friend and fellow podcaster, Michael Kennedy about fatherhood. Michael's story is one of persistence, resilience and making fatherhood a priority. They talk about Dad 2.0, the changing roles of fatherhood, finding a community of dads and life with kids. They also talk about Michael's interesting journey from a summer job at Sesame Street Place to being a mascot with a Super Bowl winning team and working on the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and the Oscars. It's a real conversation with a real dad that is heartwarming and entertaining.
Michael's podcast- Dad Timeout Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dad-time-out-show/id1385678139
Links he shared to things he talked about:
Episode 37: Raising STEM Smart Kids
In this episode, Kim talks to her friend and author, Tracy Borgmeyer. Tracy is an engineer, author of the Halley Harper, Science Girl Extraordinaire book series and STEM advocate. They talk about motherhood, work, and raising girls and boys to explore STEM careers. They also discuss the Imposter Syndrome, women's roles in the workplace, engineering, humility and life lessons.
You can find Tracy at: https://shelovesscience.com
She Loves Science: A mother's guide to nurturing the curiosity, confidence and creativity of her daughter: https://amzn.to/3ivwHFt
Halley Harper, Science Girl Extraordinaire Series: https://amzn.to/3pD8luU
Episode 36: How To Be an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims
In this episode, Kim has an authentic conversation with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie just came out with her third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. Kim and Julie discuss how to raise an adult and how to be an adult. They also share personal stories and offer advice to both parents and young adults. This is an episode you won't want to miss!
You can find Julie at https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/.
Your Turn: How to Be an Adult: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Turn-How-Be-Adult-ebook/dp/B08HKWC6NC?crid=3L534ZFC41X0M&dchild=1&keywords=julie+lythcott-haims&qid=1622678453&sprefix=Julie+Lythcott,aps,239&sr=8-3&linkCode=sl1&tag=threpean-20&linkId=77900a0836e63acab9cfd637bf65cd08&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
How to Raise an Adult: https://www.amazon.com/How-Raise-Adult-Overparenting-Prepare/dp/1250093635?pd_rd_w=zRoG9&pf_rd_p=ad02864c-dd1c-47aa-98b9-1e72a1084f6a&pf_rd_r=T3YV2161S66705V00XY3&pd_rd_r=f4e61d1f-c4e5-427d-bc96-5ecd28fd4631&pd_rd_wg=XdQwd&pd_rd_i=1250093635&psc=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=threpean-20&linkId=8fb8e2df18202f0d62d68417b8acbb4f&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
Real American: A Memoir: https://amzn.to/3gbOZZF
Listen to her Ted Talk! https://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting?language=en
Episode 35: Creating Positive Change in Your Life
In this episode, Kim and her guest, Liz Svatek, host of the Conversations with Warrior Women podcast, talk about making big changes in your life. They talk about how many women spend so much of their time taking care of others that their needs often fall by the wayside. For Liz, a milestone birthday was the motivation to make some big changes, physically, emotionally and professionally. This conversation is one for anyone who wants to make changes in their life but doesn’t know where to start. Both Kim and Liz share some things that held them back from taking a leap. They also share what made them finally go for it and they encourage you to go for whatever it is you want next.
Conversations with Warrior Women Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-warrior-women-podcast/id1506810828
Liz's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warriorwomenpod/ and https://www.instagram.com/thewarriormoms/
Episode 34: Self-Esteem & Healing from Negative Messages
Kim’s guest this week is Dr. Betsy Chung, clinical psychologist. They talk in-depth about self-esteem, self-talk and the messages we get in childhood that shape our ideas of who we are today. Dr. Chung also talks about growing up in an Asian-American family and some of the cultural messages and pressures she faced growing up.
You can find Dr. Chung at https://www.drbetsychung.com.
Episode 33: Regret with Dr. Chris Gonzalez
In this episode, Kim has an in depth conversation with therapist and Lipscomb University faculty member, Chris Gonzalez about regret. They talk about what regret is and how it impacts us emotionally and relationally. They talk about guilt and shame, humility and vulnerability. Dr. Gonzalez shares a six step process for building a healthy relationship with regret. It is something that can really hep us all process and work through regret. We all suffer from regret at various times in our life and this episode will help you get "unstuck" if you have been weighed down by regret.
Dr. Chris Gonzalez is the program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He earned a Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. His purpose in life is to heal his own wounds and help others do the same. His treasure is his wife, Gail, daughter Sierra, and son Canaan.
You can find Dr. Gonzalez at https://www.drchrisgonzalez.com/.
Follow Dr. Gonzalez on https://twitter.com/drchrismft.